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Mike Seal- One of a Kind

Mike Seal- One of a Kind

“Mike Seal is a rare type of musician, a one of a kind. His notes are treated with inflection and love for the universal language. Not only that, he’s a consummate professional and caring, considerate human being. He keeps me on my toes musically.”- Jeff Sipe It must be almost ten years ago that I went to see Jeff Sipe perform in Raleigh with two young cats, one of them was guitarist M... »

Review: Anthem by Bruteus

Review: Anthem by Bruteus

Raleigh, NC’s instrumental trio Bruteus has released their sophomore effort, Anthem. The twelve-track studio recording, released on November 1, 2018, is an album that picks up right where their self-titled debut album left off. The lead-off track Babalu begins with the drums of Lars Hartmann and the envelope-filtered bass of Sean Geist. Guitarist Yontz Sucre‘s theme hits you hard, like... »

Review: Manuel Muzzu’s “New Stories – Old Hands”

Review: Manuel Muzzu’s “New Stories – Old Hands”

Manuel Muzzu is an Italian bassist. His debut release was 2012’s The Right Hand’s Miracle, named for good reason. Manuel has a handicap of the right hand that enables only the use of his index finger and thumb. He uses this to his advantage, however, and has crafted a sound that makes his right hand a feature and not a bug. His latest album is New Stories – Old Hands, a tour-de-f... »

Who is Rai Thistlethwayte and why he is a badass (Ozone Squeeze and Knower)

Who is Rai Thistlethwayte and why he is a badass (Ozone Squeeze and Knower)

Rai Thistlethwayte is one of those rare talents among a breed of forward thinking young musicians who are constantly evolving and are in pursuit of Whats Next. But,  what is remarkable about Australian born multi-instrumentalist is his wide encompassing umbrella of  musical abilities. It is so rare to hear someone who treats the legacy of soul, pop, jazz, electronic and rock idioms with an uncanny... »

Kevin Scott

Bassist Kevin Scott- Holding it down with Jimmy Herring, Wayne Krantz, Forq and King Baby

“His time, the energy, the creativity, the soul.” – Wayne Krantz “Kevin is family! He’s that rare kind of musician who always plays to the song and loves all kinds of music.”- Jimmy Herring   Kevin Scott is one of the unspoken captains of this brand new ship brimming with young musical guns from the South, among them- Darren Stanley, Matt Slocum, Mike Seal,... »

Jeff Beck US Tour Set to Begin

Jeff Beck US Tour Set to Begin

JEFF BECK is set to embark on a 6-week U.S. tour this summer including seven solo shows, in addition to the previously announced “Stars Align Tour,” with Paul Rodgers and Ann Wilson of Heart. Joining BECK on this year’s outing will be long-time collaborators, Vinnie Colaiuta (drums) and Jimmy Hall (vocals) as well as touring partner, Rhonda Smith (bass) and newcomer, cellist Vanessa Freebairn-Smit... »

Show of the Week: Jimmy Herring & the Invisible Whip

Show of the Week: Jimmy Herring & the Invisible Whip

Show of the Week: Jimmy Herring & the Invisible Whip – Los Angeles, 9 Dec 2017 This week we feature most of Jimmy Herring‘s set at UCLA Royce Hall, Los Angeles, CA, when he opened for John McLaughlin on the final concert of The Meeting of the Spirits Tour on December 9, 2017. The virtuoso jam guitarist with The Invisible Whip perform The Allman Brothers Band’s Les Brers in A ... »

Vai, Wylde, Malmsteen, Bettencourt, & Abasi Announce ‘Generation Axe’ Tour

Vai, Wylde, Malmsteen, Bettencourt, & Abasi Announce ‘Generation Axe’ Tour

Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi are teaming up again for the Generation Axe tour. The Generation Axe tour will hit the United States this fall. You can see the full itinerary of the tour below. “The Generation Axe show is a unique performance of five fiercely talented guitar players coming together to create a 6-string extravaganza that is sure to am... »

John Coltrane Earns Highest-Charting Album Ever on Billboard 200 With ‘The Lost Album’

John Coltrane Earns Highest-Charting Album Ever on Billboard 200 With ‘The Lost Album’

51 years after his death in 1967, jazz icon John Coltrane earns his first top 40-charting album on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart and his fourth No. 1 on the Jazz Albums tally (both dated July 14) with his newly discovered set Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album. The album, which Coltrane originally recorded in 1963 with his Classic Quartet, debuts with 22,000 equivalent album units earned ... »

Frank Zappa’s Chunga’s Revenge to Return to Vinyl

Frank Zappa’s Chunga’s Revenge to Return to Vinyl

Zappa Records will reissue Frank Zappa‘s 1970 album, Chunga’s Revenge, for the first time in over three decades on July 20, as part of the Zappa Family Trust and UMe’s ongoing initiative to restore the iconoclast’s iconic catalog. Chunga’s Revenge was one of three albums that the highly prolific composer-musician released in 1970, following Burnt Weeny Sandwich and We... »

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